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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drivers/core/of: Add symlink to device-tree from devices with an OF node
On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 12:10:47PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> So I've been annoyed lately with having a bunch of devices such as i2c
> eeproms (for use by VPDs, server world !) and other bits and pieces that
> I want to be able to identify from userspace, and possibly provide
> additional data about from FW.
>
> Basically, it boils down to correlating the sysfs device with the OF
> tree device node, so that user space can use device-tree info such as
> additional "location" or "label" (or whatever else we can come up with)
> propreties to identify a given device, or get some attributes of use
> about it, etc...
>
> Now, so far, we've done that in some subsystem in a fairly ad-hoc basis
> using "devspec" properties. For example, PCI creates them if it can
> correlate the probed device with a DT node. Some powerpc specific busses
> do that too.
>
> However, i2c doesn't and it would be nice to have something more generic
> since technically any device can have a corresponding device tree node.
>
> This patch adds an "of_node" symlink to devices that have a non-NULL
> dev->of_node pointer, the patch is pretty trivial and seems to work just
> fine for me.
>
> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
> ---
> diff --git a/drivers/base/core.c b/drivers/base/core.c
> index 20da3ad..8c7b607 100644
> --- a/drivers/base/core.c
> +++ b/drivers/base/core.c
> @@ -493,6 +493,15 @@ static int device_add_attrs(struct device *dev)
> goto err_remove_dev_groups;
> }
>
> +#ifdef CONFIG_OF
> + if (dev->of_node) {
> + error = sysfs_create_link(&dev->kobj, &dev->of_node->kobj,
> + "of_node");
> + if (error)
> + dev_warn(dev, "Error %d creating of_node link\n", error);
> + }
> +#endif /* CONFIG_OF */
> +
> return 0;
>
> err_remove_dev_groups:
>

Are you going to resend a changed version of this?

thanks,

greg k-h


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